1 April 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Another day of leaden skies + drizzle. It was fair at night. Gave chlor[oform] at the House to Miss Jenkins on whom D. [Dr David Graham] operated for chronic appendicitis. Before that I had seem Mrs Baptie (Molly Inglis)1, Rosemount2 who had pains. Saw her on + off all afternoon. Had tea there + brought a son at 3.30. Saw her again at night. Jean came at 7.24 + I met her. She is very dull poor girl. It seems she is thinking of buying a tea house. Dav. [Graham] was at Crook Cottage to see at tramp, who was reported sick but had disappeared before D. arrived.

1 Thomas Inglis Baptie, born 1 April 1920 at Rosemount, Selkirk; son of James Armstrong Baptie and Mary J ‘Molly’ Baptie née Inglis, married 20 July 1911 at Edinburgh, at which time he was recorded as of Cape Town and she of Forest Road, Selkirk

2 It is not clear why the birth was at Rosemount, Hillside Terrace, Selkirk which was owned and occupied by James Kirkpatrick, wool agent

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]

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Archivist, interests include Dr John Stewart Muir 1845-1938) of Selkirk, general practitioner, and Seton Paul Gordon (1886–1977), naturalist, author and photographer

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